Evening, March 25:
The itch needed to be scratched, so I managed to get in about 45 minutes of fly-fishing on a public pond in one of the Des Moines suburbs last night.

The pond was completely ice-free, and the water was stained, with a visibility maybe to about 18".

I caught 13 bluegills and 3 crappies before it got too dark to see. HOORAY!

I was using one of these on my 5 wt rod: